Grape Production The grapes of this vivid juicy wine originate from the vineyards surrounding the Johannisberg. The Riesling grapes grow as well on loessic soil with gritty structure as on sandy loam soil. Warm summer months with low temperatures at night provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of fresh Riesling.
Wine Production The wine harvest took place from October till November. In order to receive a fresh fruit of the wine an intensive negative selection was required. The grapes were then carefully pressed in the grape reception station of the estate. The fermentation in cooled high-grade steel tanks underlines again the freshness and the fruitiness of the wine. Clearly recognizable is that the wines mature on the lees. Thereby they intensify their aroma and create a well-balanced and very tender gustatory effect.
The Year 2013 Due to the long winter and the hesitant warming, budding did not start before the end of April. After the cold period in May and a heat wave in early June, the Riesling blooming started June 20th. Adverse weather conditions led to severe coulure during the course of blossoming. The hot summer caused the grapevines to catch up on the lagging development and until early fall the must weights rose steadily. Frequent rainfall and high humidity in October resulted in rapidly spreading rottenness. An extremely thorough selection was essential to get healthy grapes for the vinification. Most of the grape harvest was finished on October 25th. The last grapes were picked on November 13th. The year 2013 brought us a lean harvest but good to excellent qualities.
Tasting Notes A typical Rheingau Riesling with a lively pale-yellow colour and light green reflexes. A juicy wine with a fresh, clear and fruity smell which reminds a little bit of apple, citrus, subtle grapefruit and in the background a little peach. The flavour of this wine has a light residual sweetness and a clear structure. It is a perfect accompanying wine for any kind of dishes.